Originally aired November 8, 1996
Written by Tony Blake & Paul Jackson
Directed by David Livingston
On a world where magic exists, Quinn falls in love with a beautiful maiden who's being kept prisoner by an evil wizard obsessed with gaining immortality. Wade casts a spell to help Rembrandt hook up with a woman he likes, but the spell backfires and causes Rembrandt to fall in love with Wade instead.
Tropes present in the episode:
- All of the Other Reindeer: Arturo jokingly notes that he's the only male Slider not currently hung up on a woman.
- Badass Family: On this world, Quinn's family is made up of powerful wizards.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: Melinda believes this, but it's offered a twist.Arturo: Melinda, that which is beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.
- Didn't See That Coming: The love potion making Rembrandt head over heels in love with Wade.
- Evil Sorcerer: Gareth Carr.
- Eye Scream: Quinn and Arturo speak with a columnist about Gareth. The columnist once wrote something unfavorable about him and came down with an "unexplained" case of blindness.
- Facial Horror: Part of Melinda's face is scarred due to her being caught in a fire when she was a child.
- Glamour: Melinda uses this to hide her facial scars. Arturo, however, urges her to use the magic maintaining the glamour to heal a critically-wounded Quinn.
- Grand Theft Me: Gareth plots to execute this on Quinn to gain immortality.
- I Regret Nothing: Melinda has no regrets about sacrificing her beauty for his life.
- Immortality: Gareth wants to become immortal.
- Last of His Kind: Gareth killed the other Mallorys, but he keeps one (Phillip) in suspended animation. This is attributed to fear of incurring the wrath of Mercury for wiping out an entire lineage.
- My God, What Have I Done?: The Sliders handed Melinda over to the police to be returned to Gareth. Upon seeing she didn't want that, Quinn felt guilty and set about trying to save her.
- Only Sane Sliders: Rembrandt notes that he and Wade are the only normal people on this journey.
- Skepticism Failure: Arturo openly admits he can't explain the various magical sights.
- The Power of Love: The love potion aspect is initially Played for Laughs, but Rembrandt reveals he has a deep love for Wade's soul and that being with her is like being home.
- Villain of the Week: Gareth Carr, evil wizard.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Melinda and Gareth believe Quinn to be an immortal sorcerer instead of a man of science.